Example sentences for: picayune

How can you use “picayune” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • News & World Report ("The Return of a Deadly Drug Called Horse," 1989); the San Francisco Chronicle ("Heroin Making a Resurgence in the Bay Area," 1990); the New York Times ("Heroin Is Making Comeback," 1990); Time magazine ("Heroin Comes Back," 1990); the Los Angeles Times ("As Cocaine Comes off a High, Heroin May Be Filling Void," 1991); the Cleveland Plain Dealer ("Police, Social Workers Fear Heroin 'Epidemic,' " 1992); Rolling Stone ("Heroin: Back on the Charts," 1992); the Seattle Times ("Heroin People: Deadly Drug Back in Demand," 1992); NPR ("Heroin Makes Comeback in United States," 1992); Newsweek ("Heroin Makes an Ominous Comeback," 1993); the Trenton Record ("A Heroin Comeback," 1993); the Washington Post ("Smack Dabbling," 1994); the New York Times ("Heroin Finds a New Market Along Cutting Edge of Style," 1994); USA Today ("Smack's Back," 1994); the Buffalo News ("More Dopes Picking Heroin," 1994); the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ("Heroin Makes a Comeback," 1995); the Times-Picayune ("Heroin Is Back as Major Problem," 1996); the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ("State Gets Deadly Dose as Heroin Reappears," 1996); Rolling Stone again ("Heroin," 1996); and the Los Angeles Times ("Heroin's New Popularity Claims Unlikely Victims," 1996).

  • In half an hour of questions, reporters manage to glean nothing--not a single picayune detail--except the obvious fact that Clinton's lawyers have barred any public discussion.

  • The cover story uses the trial of former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy to slam the proliferation of picayune ethics laws.

  • News and Time gushed about "Clintonism," the Standard offers its own definition (pegged to the State of the Union): "Clintonism transforms your most parochial worries into matters of state," dealing with picayune issues rather than genuine ones.

  • Here are two picayune but quite common details of the separated life that Culturebox, for one, has never seen on a TV series before.

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